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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or derived from caproic acid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under capric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a goat; derived from a goat. Also capronic.


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Latin goat, or the smell of a goat


  • He noted that dogs can distinguish two very similar volatile fatty acids - caprylic acid and caproic acid - each diluted to one part in a million.

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  • The only difference is that caprylic acid's main molecular chain is two carbon atoms longer than the main chain of caproic acid.

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  • Dogs can distinguish two very similar fatty acids, extremely diluted: caprylic acid and caproic acid.

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  • The oil consists chiefly of geraniol, free, and combined with acetic and caproic acids, and dipentene.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • This oily layer consists of the "fatty acids" or rather those insoluble in water, acids like acetic, propionic, butyric, caproic, caprylic and capric, which are all more or less readily soluble in water, remaining for the most part dissolved in the aqueous portion.

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  • The sodium salts of cocoa-nut fatty acids (capric, caproic and caprylic acids) are by far the most easily hydrolysed, those of oleic acid and the fatty acids from cotton-seed oil being dissociated more readily than those of stearic acid and tallow fatty acids.

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  • Besides cineol, the oil contains d-pinene, and valeric, butyric, and caproic aldehydes.

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  • In this way: -- When butter containing a notable proportion of casein and sugar of milk is exposed to the air, the following changes take place: the casein passes into a state of fermentation, and acting upon the sugar of milk, converts it, firstly into the bad-flavored lactic acid, and secondly into the bad odorous butyric, capric, and caproic acids.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual the chemistry of food in relation to the breeding and feeding of live stock

  • Some of the most objectionable compounds are the organic acids, which include acetic acid, butyric acids, valeric acids, caproic acids, and propanoic acid; sulfur containing compounds such as hydrogen sulfide and dimethyl sulfide; and nitrogen-containing compounds including ammonia, methyl amines, methyl pyrazines, skatoles and indoles.

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  • Different sucrose gradient fractions were collected and combined with 1: 10 volume of 10X sample buffer (5% Serva G; 25 mM BisTris-HCl, pH 7.0; 250 mM 6-amino-caproic acid; 10 mM EDTA;

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